Politifact Mobile

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 12+.

Put the Truth-O-Meter in your pocket! PolitiFact Mobile brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking to your smart phone or tablet.

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 12+.

Put the Truth-O-Meter in your pocket! PolitiFact Mobile brings Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking to your smart phone or tablet.

PolitiFact Mobile makes it easier than ever to get the truth about American politics. It is produced by PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, and includes the mobile-only Truth Index as well as mobile versions of the site's most popular features the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter and the Obameter.

Features:

First app dedicated to fact-checking!
Get the latest Truth-O-Meter rulings
Report cards allow you to see the Truth-O-Meter records of politicians, political groups and pundits
Get updates on the campaign promises of President Obama and Republican leaders from our Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter

Features available only on PolitiFact Mobile:

The Truth-O-Meter Tally Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject
The Truth Index A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
The Flip-O-Meter Tally See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
Pants on Fire! Button An ideal couch companion for political debates

PolitiFact is a venture of the Tampa Bay Times, the Southeast's largest newspaper. For more information on PolitiFact features, go to: politifact.com/about/

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043855633
  • Publisher: Times Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/27/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.3.0
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 5 MB
  • Sales rank: 522,908
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/blog/2011/jun/30/help-us-improve-politifact-app/
    • Phone: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/blog/2011/jun/30/help-us-improve-politifact-app/
    • Email: appledev@politifact.com

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    fair

    This app is fair. It calls out folks on the left and the right. unfortunatly some people don't like that and so they try to discredit it by throwing arround labels like liberal or marxist simply because it shows the truth and the truth can be ulgy sometimes.

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Buy it now!

    Fantastic app! Keep politicians honest. Stay up with which of our leaders know what they're talking about. An easy way to stay informed and involved. Love the flaming pants on fire!

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Good app

    Only 4 stars because app seems to be updated weekly instead of daily. Also, dont be misled: this is not a left-leaning app. It investigates all claims made by politicians regardless of party. They do their homework and say why a statement is true, mostly true, false, etc. Really great app for people who like the facts checked.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Great addition to your resources

    I've used PolitiFact's web site as one of the many sources of information needed today to understand and judge politicians.

    This app makes it easy and comfortable on the Nook and keeps it handy. I think PolitiFact works very hard to be fair and unbiased.

    Unfortunately for Republicans and far right-wing people who prefer their politics to be faith rather than fact-based, it's not useful to stray this far from their usual sources.

    Today, facts and even truth itself seem to carry an increasingly stronger liberal bias. I'm an Independent and a Centrist, but by both Democratic and Republican standards, that makes me liberal. Everyone has moved many steps to the right. And the media noise and pursuasion machines make it difficult to find the center and see where facts can be found.

    Fortunately, PolitiFact is a beacon that helps you thread your way through today's propaganda minefields. And it's only two bucks!

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Informative

    I absolutely love this app and will love it even more with the upcoming election season. Even if the publisher has some political leanings, fingers are pointed at both parties by this service, so who cares?

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    no thanks....

    Like I'm going to trust an app to tell me in a few sentences why something is true or false...or better yet whether it IS true or false.

    My god ppl wake up and do YOUR OWN homework and read about the issues !!!
    If you don't have time for that then please DON'T vote !!!

    What we DON'T need is more generations of lemmings !

    May be a neat little app but PLEASE don't let it keep you from LEARNING the whys wheres and whens of important issues on your own, unless of course you also think it's ok to pass laws without reading those laws before there passed !!!!!

    10 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2011

    Excellent App

    Seems balanced and factual. Do not be fooled by conservative reviewers whose only idea of truth is agreeing with their delusions. Labels like socialist should not take the place of thought especially when your definition of socialist is anyone who disagrees with you!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    Super cool app and content

    The truth index is fascinating. You'll learn a lot about our politicians with this app.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Cant get it to update?

    Like the info, but I can check the website and I'm several hours out of date?

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2011

    Very cute

    I find it sweet amd useful to pin down any false spending lies from Obama and his democrat pack. Please don't comment on my political standing....

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    The negative reviewers didn't bother to really do their homework.

    #1. This is NOT a liberal organization, they are just as hard on the left as they are on the right. They are far more generous to liars than I would be. They hold Obama as the most checked and also have the Obamameter to hold him accountable for all of his campaign pledges.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Totally inaccurate facts

    Totally rediculous.........very inaccurate information, very very biased to the left

    5 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    Love it

    Great App for the informed voter.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    The Election is only a year away!

    Nice app to keep track of all the BS floating around out there. Couple of things bother me, though: 1) I can't find any help files 2) there are no settings where you can choose which canidates you want to follow and 3) when a statement is contrary or false, it doesn't really tell how it is false and comments are rather vague. Of course, if you really want to know, I guess you can always go to link to the original sourse to find out.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Solid app

    This app is really well-designed. It is easy to navigate, very informative, and entertaining. The ratings and articles are well-researched and politically fair. They treat the claims made on both/all sides without prejudice. My one suggestion for the devs is that they add an option to post the pols' quotes (linking to the full articles) on Facebook. That would earn five stars.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Learn the facts...

    Facts are important, learn them here. You want proof this app is worth your time? Read below: the thoughtful well written comments give the app high ratings. The lower ratings come rife with misspellings, neanderthalic grunting and a complete misunderstanding of Marxism. If you enjoy the political spectacle and you aren't a knuckle-dragging halfwit, this app is for you.

    I only gave it 4 stars because they occasionally make the mistake of "fact checking" opinions. While you may disagree, opinions can not be fact checked. When people claim that abortion is unconstitutional, that is an opinion. There are valid legal arguments to be made on both sides and there is no settled "truth." When those same people say that Obama was born in Kenya, that is easily disproven. Fact checking should be reserved for the latter case.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Is it really that bad?

    Ive read all of the reviews and it sounds pretty wastful

    3 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Find out the truth!

    This is an easy, fun way to find out who's lying/pants on fire! Easy to use and often updated. Fun

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    FNALLY!!! So glad to see this App!

    Like the title says... very excited to see this App. Works even better than expected! LOVE IT!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    An app for adults, finally...

    Doesnt pander to any particular side. Has interesting info and is well designed. Thank you and please continue to update it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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